Jorge Puma

Jorge Puma


M.A., International and Comparative History,
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2014
B.A., Political Science and International Relations,
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2008
B.L., Law, Universidad Pontificia de Mexico, 2005

Year Matriculated into Graduate Program


Graduate Field

Latin American History


Latin American History (1960s and 1970s); Leftwing politics;
Mexico’s modern Political History

Dissertation and Advisor

Advisor: Jaime Pensado


Jorge Puma studies the reception of leftwing ideologies occurring in late twentieth century Mexico in the context of larger social and political changes on a global scale. His research focuses on a transnational community of revolutionaries and student radicals that adopted Maoism and how the balance of local conditions and the constant exchange of ideas from other parts of the world impacted their political choices.

Jorge has published his research in peer-reviewed journals in Chile and United States. His latest work about Mexican Maoism appeared in the November issue of the journal Latin American Perspectives. An online version of the article can be consulted in